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Alternative to Fostair?

Mogget
Mogget

Hi all, I've been experiencing an asthma flare up for two months, and my Fostair was increased to 200/6 1.5 months ago. In addition to chest tightness I'm now experiencing chest pain. I suspect this could be down to the Fostair though I'm not 100% sure. As I'm also experiencing shaking hands and jittery-ness (very sure this is the Fostair) I thought I could ask my GP to try me on a different inhaler. Does anyone have any suggestions? Should I try a non-steroid inhaler?

Thanks, Jess

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I’ve had no such effects with Fostair, tho it’s common with salbutamol. Your best bet is to talk to your GP about everything that’s worrying you - it might be some other issue entirely! Self diagnosing when you’re not a medic can be bad news. Mind you, there are lots of new medications which could be better for you. Best of luck!

Mogget
Mogget
in reply to ChrissieMons

Thanks for the advice - I hadn't considered it could be the salbutamol. I have been using more of it these past weeks so my symptoms could well be down to that... I will indeed discuss it all properly with my GP.

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